Lucy was a healthy young woman until last fall, when she discovered that she had aplastic anemia, a very rare, life-threatening disease. A bone marrow transplant is Lucy's best chance for survival, and her sister Tracy is a perfect match.
Transplant Center The Blood and Marrow Transplant Center of Kansas is a cooperative effort of Via Christi Hospital in Wichita, the Cancer Center of Kansas and the American Red Cross. The program began in 1989 and is accredited by the Southwest Oncology Group to participate in national clinical trials. The transplant program was the 11th in the country to be accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy, which sets the standards for transplant programs. The National Marrow Donor Program has certified the program as a regional apheresis center as well.